Arrival of Elytt’s magnet for the QUACO project at CERN
The first QUACO magnet, developed by the Spanish company Elytt Energy. (Image: CERN)

Issue 37


August 2021

Welcome to Issue #37 of Accelerating News!

This rather full summer issue of the newsletter brings you the latest developments in superconductivity and magnets for the different projects ongoing at CERN, news from different particle accelerator facilities and European projects, reports from the events of the past months, and a feature on the transfer of technology from CERN to medical applications.

EASITrain and QUACO — two projects co-funded by the European Commission for the development of technologies aimed at the Future Circular Collider and High-Luminosity LHC, respectively — bring us new developments on superconducting materials. Internationally, the Uppsala University is upgrading its FREIA Laboratory to test superconducting magnets and crab cavities for the HL-LHC. Developments for wakefield accelerators and linacs also feature in this issue with two scientific updates on innovative techniques.

Other European projects’ updates are varied. They include the new ways of training early-career researchers established by AVA, the prospective EuPRAXIA plasma-based accelerator included in a strategic roadmap for Research Infrastructures, the I.FAST efforts in implementing additive manufacturing technologies within the project and its knowledge transfer efforts in the collaboration between laboratories and industry. Also on the topic of knowledge transfer, CLEAR demonstrates how very high-energy electron beams can be focused onto deep-seated cancerous tumours.

An interview with Lucio Rossi, former coordinator of the HL-LHC project, on a recent initiative from INFN highlights some of the ways the accelerator community collaborates.

In this issue, we also announce the CERN Accelerator School 2021 (25 September - 8 October 2021) and report on the ninth edition of MeVArc (8-12 March 2021), the Heavy Ion Therapy Masterclass School (17-21 May 2021) and the FCC Week 2021 (28 June - 2 July 2021), the latter of which includes a report on the Collider Diaries, focusing on the lives of five scientists.

Finally, some internal news: after two years as editor-in-chief of Accelerating News, I have moved on to a new position at CERN. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the newsletter’s editorial team and editorial board for their incredible support, and to all the projects’ teams who contribute to the newsletter with their groundbreaking developments. I could not have asked for a better way to learn about the activities of this very dynamic community. A new editor-in-chief will be announced in the next issue.

I hope you enjoy the next issue and wish you (for one final time) a happy reading!

 

Daniela Antonio, Editor-in-Chief

Thallium-based superconducting films have proven the capability for the FCC beam screen

Within the EASITrain project, thallium-based superconducting thin films for the Future Circular Collider beam screen have been fabricated. Their capability proven, a new project has been started to understanding the actual feasibility of the coating.

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11 August, 2021

FCC Week 2021: Looking at the project and the people who bring it to life

This summer, the 2021 Future Circular Collider (FCC) Week took place online and attracted more than 700 participants. At the same time, the Collider Diaries follow 5 scientists and engineers who contributed to its superconducting a

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11 August, 2021

I.FAST announces Traineeship Programme at European Accelerator Development Laboratories

The EU-supported project I.FAST announced a traineeship programme to support knowledge transfer of new component technologies between laboratories and industry.

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06 August, 2021

Unravelling the mysteries of vacuum arcs – 9th MeVArc held successfully

In Spring 2021, the 9th workshop dedicated to vacuum arcs MeVArc took place online – it aims at better understanding how electric discharges occur in vacuum.

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29 July, 2021

I.FAST project to position additive manufacturing for accelerator technologies

Additive manufacturing is at the heart of industry 4.0. Recognising its potential, the I.FAST project, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 program, has the objective of promoting it within the advanced accelerator technologies.

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29 July, 2021

A report from the Heavy Ion Therapy Masterclass School

The Heavy Ion Masterclass (HITM) school that took place from the 17-21 of May 2021. This full-week course was the first event of the EU co-funded HITRIplus project (Heavy Ion Therapy Research Integration).

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23 July, 2021

Wakefield accelerators get a boost

New electron accelerator concept combines laser-driven and particle-driven plasma techniques.

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21 July, 2021

Ground-breaking method to lift limitation on beam current in Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) developed

Paper on Beam Breakup Instability in ERLs selected as Editor’s Suggestion in Physical Review – Accelerators and Beams

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21 July, 2021

International collaboration brings antimatter research to the next level

EU-funded AVA project provided excellent framework for world-class antimatter research and pioneered new ways of training early career researchers

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20 July, 2021

CLEAR study paves the way for novel electron-based cancer therapy

The study, conducted at CERN’s CLEAR test facility, demonstrates how very high-energy electron beams can be focused onto deep-seated cancerous tumours

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24 June, 2021

Qualifying HL-LHC magnets and cavities at Uppsala University

Uppsala University is upgrading its FREIA Laboratory, initially constructed for the ESS project, to test superconducting magnets and crab cavities for the HL-LHC

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24 June, 2021

CERN Accelerator School 2021: Introduction to Accelerator Physics

Registration is open until 18 August for the CERN Accelerator School’s course “Introduction to Accelerator Physics”, 25 September - 8 October 2021, Chavannes de Bogis

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15 June, 2021

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